Neither "economics" nor "culture" are the driving reasons behind my (apparently offensive and civilization-imperilling) personal lack of mini-Minervas. You know, some people don't have kids because - for just two examples - health issues are in play or they hold the quaint old-fashioned conviction that they want to get married first. It's not, in that unfortunate wording in the piece, that we simply don't "bother to have children at all." That kind of makes us childless monsters sound like self-absorbed dirtbags, and I jolly well do not appreciate that.
This whole thing might depress some people, but it frankly just ticks me off. Hey, people, how about you walk a mile in my
Call Me Maybe.